UK: London: 'Cover-ups, lies and censorship'


20 February, 6.30pm at NUJ 308/312 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1. Speakers: Steve Bell (Cartoonist) Martin Bright (Journalist), Jeremy Corbyn MP, Katharine Gun, Mark Stephens (solicitor representing Al-jazeera). Chair Tim Gopsill (Joint chair Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freddom, CPBF).

Brief background to OSA trial: On 25 April two men will appear in court charged under the official secrets Act. David Keogh is accused of passing a document to Leo O'Connor, who used to work for the former Labour Northampton South MP Anthony Clarke, in 2004. Mr O'Connor is charged under Section 5 of the act with receiving a document without lawful authority. The trial follows the report by the Daily Mirror on 22 November 2005, of a memo of a meeting between Blair and Bush in 2004. The Mirror claimed that Bush proposed bombing Al-jazerra. The prosecution wants the trial held in secret and has made application to foreign secretary, Jack Straw.

 

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